- THE OCCUPATION
- LIVESTREAM / MEDIA
- Committees & W.G.
@dragonfire1024: It’s true. Unnamed police offices with no badges in riot gear make it impossible for protesters to report assaults. #occupyportland #ows
@oPHILOSORAPTORo: RT @Ramona_W: Elderly woman holding a rosary standing face to face with police while others nearby sing. #occupyportland http://t.co/duYl0h2d
@Netzblockierer: RT @OccupyLSX: “We are peaceful people, we are the 99%” #occupyportland http://t.co/0NMdcx8N
@oPHILOSORAPTORo: RT @miaaculpa: Livestream #OccupyPortland http://t.co/gJ8J3PEi “This is what a police state looks like!” #OWS
@usgs00: RT @Pomeroy41144: http://t.co/mhkdGASM #OccupyPortland Live news coverage. Police are geared up and ready to go. Protesters standing strong.
@_nasdaf_: Portland and Salem Police officers are illegally hiding their identities while “protecting and/or serving” #OccupyPortland #ows
@occupyPdxRT: RT @psucarrierae #opdx #occupyportland holds GA on Main st during police standoff. #civicslesson #OWS
@letat_lechat: RT @miaaculpa: protesters bravely crawl into tent placed in middle of the street #OccupyPortland Livestream http://t.co/gJ8J3PEi #OWS
@MiddleAmericaMS: Occupiers defying police order to leave – http://t.co/0fUlV2Xf – #OccupyPortland #Occupy #OWS #p2
@unacceptableco: RT @OccupyAmity: RT @markcassello Favorite photo of Occupy Mvmnt so far! #OWS #OO #occupychi #occupydenver #occupyportland #occupy http://t.co/nmv0829T
@Non__Person: RT @Ghostpickles: #OccupyPortland #OccupyPDX #OPDX livestream: http://t.co/48YL479e http://t.co/WXLlRMpa
@GuerrierSerge: NWO pigs getting ready for some fun!! cbsnews’s live broadcast #occupyPortland @Ustream! watch here— http://t.co/vdvmyW1x !
@Sciwhat: RT @Politicolnews: The Whole World is Watching: Live Feed #OccupyPortland http://t.co/TugyArwI Right now. Mic Check.
@bujeeboo: @bogecomm @psucarrierae It’s only fair. The cops broke up earlier one where they were deciding “what next” #opdx #occupyportland #OWS
@occupyPdxRT: RT @Ghostpickles: #OccupyPortland #OccupyPDX #OPDX livestream: http://t.co/48YL479e http://t.co/WXLlRMpa
@chrishophoto: KOIN TV has decided to stick with Football rather than cover the #OccupyPortland #OPDX Protest… Duely noted.
@pnuts_mama: RT @markcassello: My favorite photo of the Occupy Movement so far! #OWS #OO #occupychi #occupydenver #occupyportland #occupytogether http://t.co/lR5zy3Fz
@USATuna: Hey hey, ho ho, flood the hippies, let it flow. #OccupyPortland
@mbunsos: …I might as well sit.” The “brains” behind #OPDX #occupyportland Idiocy.
@MZdeeMZ: RT @Newyorkist: RT @TheTGB: “I can’t stress enough how peaceful these protestors have been towards the police officers.” -KGW Reporter #OccupyPortland
@SteelBPhoto: Holding GA. Discussing moving to PSU campus. “staying here is conflict…moving is progress.” #OccupyPortland #opdx
@Sciwhat: RT @anonimozz: Taking stacks to evolve proposal to occupy PSU. Suggest move there and then decide. #occupyportland
@OccupyLAUSD: RT @RyanRiceLA: Live local news coverage of the rising tensions in #OccupyPortland http://t.co/mdD2cuD1
@Tedesa: RT @miaaculpa: protesters bravely crawl into tent placed in middle of the street #OccupyPortland Livestream http://t.co/gJ8J3PEi #OWS
@sweetalyse3: RT @CursusPublicus: To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. Abraham Lincoln #OWS #OccupyWallStreet #OccupyPortland #opdx #OO
@plantgirl1958: RT @Politicolnews: The Whole World is Watching: Live Feed #OccupyPortland http://t.co/TugyArwI Right now. Mic Check.
@Veggigrrl: RT @kittiegrl: Portland riot cops: Just say “no thanks” we won’t violate rights of fellow 99%, just like your Albany NY colleagues. #OccupyPortland
@melayton: watching these #OccupyPortland tweets is intense. I’m not driving thru Portland on my way home tonight.
@Grinn007: I hope #occupyportland doesn’t escalate.
@scottanansi: RT @SuicideGirls: #OccupyPortland – Police just warned protesters they may be subject to arrest + force w/ chemical & impact weapons. No ones is leaving. #OWS
@jonny_bouta: #OccupyPortland Man claims police punched him in chest, says police have no proper identification. #OccupySLC #OccupyOakland #OccupySF #OWS
@noerbh: Be safe #occupyportland but be. http://t.co/r2KNdvp5
@anonimozz: Taking stacks to evolve proposal to occupy PSU. Suggest move there and then decide. #occupyportland
@NotSeriousRu: Just think we can watch oakland take out the trash later tonight too LOL #occupyportland
@rickb06: RT @mrwalker2k8: #occupyportland PORTLAND POLICE ARE BREAKING THE LAW!!! THEY DO NOT HAVE THEIR NAMES VISIBLE!!!!!
@pdxguignolfest: RT @firemanjeff: #occupyportland prepare to get gassed!!
@Newyorkist: RT @SuicideGirls: #OccupyPortland – Police just warned protesters they may be subject to arrest + force w/ chemical & impact weapons. No ones is leaving. #OWS
@kannbrown: RT @usgovhater: @occupyportland #occupyportland OPERATION OCCUPY PUSHBACK UNDERWAY. Watch the Bull Horn These are undercover police officers.
@TenderDentist: Protesters claim victory after 12:01 a.m. deadline http://t.co/SzYwR6N0 #opdx #occupyportland
@pirate_larry: RT @LifeInGotham: looks like @MayorSamAdams facebook page is a hotbed of #occupyportland conversation http://t.co/pH3HO6fC #ows @occupypdx
@KLFLegal: Protesters arrested as police clear Occupy encampments – http://t.co/Ypn65FX7 http://t.co/zuWkDlvv #occupyportland #occupyoakland
@occupyPdxRT: RT @Ghostpickles #OccupyPortland #OccupyPDX #OPDX livestream: http://t.co/AYoZS3GQ http://t.co/gmBIUkAx
@occupyPdxRT: RT @mbrence Two #occupyportland protesters sit in tent in middle of Main. Others sit around them and vow to defend the tent.
@USATuna: Hey hey, ho ho, light the hippies, watch them glow. #OccupyPortland
@psucarrierae: RT @CursusPublicus: Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.Abraham Lincoln #OWS #OccupyWallStreet #OccupyPortland #opdx
@Korgasm_: RT @miaaculpa: protesters bravely crawl into tent placed in middle of the street #OccupyPortland Livestream http://t.co/gJ8J3PEi #OWS
@OccupyVanWa: #occupyportland PORTLAND POLICE ARE BREAKING THE LAW!!! THEY DO NOT HAVE THEIR NAMES VISIBLE!!!!!
@mrwalker2k8: #occupyportland PORTLAND POLICE ARE BREAKING THE LAW!!! THEY DO NOT HAVE THEIR NAMES VISIBLE!!!!!
@Sciwhat: RT @BethMcShane: #OccupyPortland has been reduced to a Barbie Tent on Main Street…..
@InfiniteProcess: Why are we camping on Main? #occupyportland
(9:30 am) The Occupy Portland encampment is presently being cleared by Portland police. Come show your solidarity ASAP!
More details as available
Thousands of Portlanders Protect Occupy Portland
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This is not an official statement by the General Assembly of Occupy Portland.
The following is an update from the Action Committee:
Monday, November 14th
Join us as we all apply for a position in Portland’s city council. Bring all of your grievances and tell them how you can do better. If anyone gets hired, we’ll be creating jobs in the community.
When: 11/14/11 at 1pm
where: City Hall at 1221 SW 4th Avenue — Sam Adam’s office
Celebrate you importance!
Occupy Portland Prepares for Eviction Deadline
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This is not an official statement by the General Assembly of Occupy Portland.
The following is a message from the outreach committee:
We just received word of a rather nice letter calling for us not to be evicted from the park.
Open letter to the City:
We support the Occupy Wall Street movement in Portland and around the world. It is a commendable and much-needed response to the corporate greed and government corruption that negatively affects so many people in our communities and beyond.
As organizations advocating for economic and social justice, we owe the men, women and youth of this movement a great deal of gratitude for the tremendous shift they have created in the national debate. After years of effort, the nation is finally beginning to consider the root causes of the nation’s economic woes rather than seek out scapegoats. This positive momentum must be continued…
From Right 2 Survive and Michael Moore:
As tonight’s deadline for the city’s eviction of Occupy Portland from Chapman and Lownsdale Squares approaches, Right 2 Survive would like to thank Occupy Portland for their important work educating the public about the inequities inherent in our economic system – work that we hope will continue whatever the outcome of tonight’s events. We at Right 2 Survive support Occupy Portland and the larger Occupy Wall Street movement to which it belongs in its efforts to shine light on the pressures facing the 99% as more of our world’s wealth is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands. With the number of illegal foreclosures on the rise and the ongoing criminalization of houseless people in cities across the U.S., the right to occupy public space and the ability to provide a space for people to stay without profit is something we should all be fighting for.
The following is a message from the media committee:
At about 10 PM on Saturday night, November 12, a group of up to twenty local clergy will converge on the encampment. According to Rev. Kate Lore, Social Justice Minister for First Unitarian Church, and and Rev. Chuck Currie, of United Church of Christ, the clergy are coming “to bear witness for peace during the eviction.”
Rev. Lore explains, “Many of us are veterans of the Civil Rights era, so we understand the significance of this day, and we are familiar with nonviolent civil disobedience. We’re coming to bear witness; we know that we don’t have control over what happens.”
Rev. Chuck Currie was present at the encampment yesterday when a young man who appeared to be staying at the encampment but not part of the movement suffered from a drug overdose. Currie explains, “I was right beside this young man, and I saw that police were having a hard time getting to him because others, who also were not protesters, campers who were not part of the Occupy Movement, were harassing the police as they tried to save this man’s life.”
Currie says he and other clergy are aware that there are some in the camp who are not protesters, and who, he says, “are not committed to the principles of nonviolence that the camp has established. These individuals are of particular concern to the clergy, and we call on them to abide by the spirit and wisdom articulated repeatedly at general assemblies: principles of nonviolence and peaceful protest.”
One such comment was made to General Assembly on the night of November 11, as a speaker from the Safety Committee said: “Take time to tune into your heart and consider what peace is. Think about how you want to act on a day when you’re part of history. Think about peace, make peace in your hearts, and run it all day tomorrow and all night, as long as it takes.” He got cheers and twinkles from the assembly.
Currie keeps a blog where he has included an Interfaith Statement concerning the Occupy Movement, signed by nine “faith leaders” and released November 11, which says, in part,
We therefore commit ourselves to the restoration of justice for all in our economy and compassion in our politics and that together we might behold a revolution of values for all of our people. We ask all Oregonians to join us in this commitment and to listen attentively to the needs, hopes and dreams expressed by all who are suffering and dispossessed. In doing so, we join together in democracy renewed and the building of a nation of possibility for all persons.
Clergy who have pledged to attend the eviction of Occupy Portland will meet at First Unitarian Universalist Church at SW 12th and Main, at 9 p.m. to plan and develop strategies before going down to the encampment together. Currie explains, “We may decide to lead a prayer for those who are interested, but we don’t want to do anything that people might consider inappropriate or offensive.”
Clergy who have committed to attend and bear witness, in addition to Lore and Currie, include Rev. Marilyn Sewell, Minister Emerita of First Unitarian Church, Pastor Robin Wisner, Albina Ministerial Alliance, Rev. Gene Ross, former conference director (now retired) for the United Church of Christ, Rev. Brooks Berndt, minister of First United Church of Christ, Vancouver, WA, Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, Community Minister affiliated with First Unitarian Church, and Rev. Anton DeWitt, First Congregational Church. Other clergy, including those from Jewish and Muslim communities who have not yet named their representatives, are expected to join.
Welcome to a day of action for Occupy Portland!
Here’s what’s going on today.
Download the PDF
Time: 12:00PM Rally / 2:00PM March
Location: Waterfront park at SW Salmon st and SW Naito Pkwy
This is a march to bring together all the minorities groups and cultures, and share experience, thoughts and ideas about the Occupy Portland Movement. We are marching against economic inequality and exploitation of working people especially minorities.
What Happened Yesterday?
The Mayor announced a notice of eviction for Occupy Portland effective at 12:01 AM Sunday. Occupy Portland held an emergency General Assembly at noon, then another General Assembly at seven. At the end of the night, seven different action groups had begun enacting our responses, including a group that is planning on cleaning the parks of as many structures and messes as possibly, and outreach group dedicated toward getting more people down on Saturday, and an “Occu-Festival” to be held Saturday night prior to the deadline. The group decided overwhelmingly, with almost 100% consensus, to stay in the parks.
What’s Happening Today?
The Portland Police recently released a statement concerning efforts to prepare for a confrontation Saturday night. The following is a response to that statement.
Occupy Portland is a non-violent movement. It has always been a non-violent movement. It will continue to be a non-violent movement. Claims that we are organizing massive numbers of people from other cities, including anarchists, to confront police action violently are false. The Portland Police have been engaging for the last several weeks in a campaign to defame and confuse the message of our movement by attributing the actions and statements of individuals to the movement as a whole, and they continue to do so.
Continue reading “Occupy Portland is a Non-Violent Movement” »
*****UPDATE: Musical Guests today are as follows:
DJ support from Chris & Jesiah (occupy) pdx
trance/songs of freedom and liberation
2pm – 3pm Little Sue
345-445 Melinda Pitterman
6-7pm David Rovics
PORTLAND, ORE.– Occupy Portland is responding to the Mayor’s threat of eviction on Saturday night, November 12 and 13, by throwing a Potluck Dinner: a family-friendly event with music and celebration for the entire city. Affinity groups will lead neighborhoods in marches beginning around 2 PM converging on the Occupation from about 5 PM. At least one group is coming from Seattle. There were announcements of support from local and regional groups. The purpose of the Occupy potluck is to bring a significant mass of people together in solidarity with the nonviolent, humanitarian goals of Occupy.
General Assembly calls for action
Energy at the General Assembly on Thursday night was high, and attendance was sharply up. Observers say between 200 and 300 were in attendance. Volunteer facilitator Adriane said the only larger General Assemblies have been in the first week of the Occupation. Many speakers voiced a belief that the movement is growing stronger, that the threatened eviction will bring more energy into the movement, and that a continuing public presence is necessary to provide a place for people to meet and to make visible the systemic problems that corporatism has long kept invisible.
After the emergency GA held in front of City Hall at noon, working groups prepared lists of actions that people can take before and after the eviction date. Most of the ideas put forward include the importance of gathering the largest crowd Occupy Portland has yet seen, united in peace, united in support for the 99% whose interests have not been served by corporatism, by war, and by the concentration of wealth in the hands of the very few.
Action envisioned include:
- a mass of people, singing and chanting, circling the encampment Saturday night on foot and bicycle;http://bikeportland.org/2011/11/11/bicycle-swarm-planned-to-protect-occupy-encampment-from-police-61878
- food: empanadas, pizza, cake, locally-grown fruits and vegetables;
- music: guitars, drums, shakers, singalongs;
- more signs: creative signs, funny signs, home-made signs with memorable slogans;
- playful costumes (warm and fuzzy ones, bunny suits, Portland at its weird and wonderful best);
- dancing all night long.
Adriane reminded the assembly that as always, in Occupy events, “Whatever the whole group decides, everyone can go with whatever feels right to them, so long as it’s peaceful and nonviolent.”
- 4:00pm—Feeder marches from neighborhoods start heading towards Pioneer Square. Rally with your friends and start your own march from your neighborhood. If you’re not comfortable getting a permit or don’t feel safe walking in the streets, you can always march by bike (as biking in the road is perfectly legal).
- 5:00pm—Rally at Pioneer Square. If you’ve been following the Occupation’s actions, you’ve probably rallied at Pioneer Square. We’re expecting thousands to take the square, as usual.
- 6:00pm—Occupotluck! This family friendly potluck invites you to bring a dish to share (am a mess kit to eat out of). As always, we encourage a diversity of food types (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, et cetera) and knowing the ingredients of your dish. Please, do not bring any alcohol or illegal activities to our family-friendly event in a public park.
- 8:00pm—FREE concert at Terry Schrunk Plaza featuring musicians from across the country in celebration of freedom and community!
- 12:01am—Sit-in, bike-around and stand up in Chapman and Lownsdale Parks generally demonstrating our right to non-violently assemble. If you’re able to make it down for any part of Saturday, please come after midnight. It might be a cold and long night, so come with prepared and well rested. Special guest: The Portland Police Bureau, and other neighboring law enforcement agencies.
Preparing for Saturday Night
Before Saturday night, those who have valuables in the Occupied parks are urged to secure them and to move them off-site. Coalitions of local labor groups and some local churches are offering transportation and storage. Friday is a day for clean-up for the potluck. Some voices recommend “leave no trace.”
There were also many ideas concerning actions during and after the planned eviction. Some will sit in wait to be arrested. A training for those who are willing to risk being arrested is offered by the National Lawyer’s Guild at 2 PM on Saturday. Others will provide support for those being arrested. Ideas for after the eviction include the following: outreach to unions, homeless organizations and faith organizations, plans to keep the occupation visible, plans for community events occurring on a regular basis, plans to return to the park and clean it, re-seed the grass, care for the trees, and make the two parks that have been so important to us, more beautiful than they were before the Occupation.
Text “PDXOccupy” to 23559 to receive emergency updates about the coming eviction.
Sunday Nov. 13 Noon GA at Pioneer SquareTERRY SCHRUNK PLAZA
The General Assembly meets at 7pm
Location: The ampitheater at Terry Schrunk Plaza (located across from Portland City Hall at the 1200 block of SW Third Avenue)
GA Notes are posted here.
Mail: P.O. BOX 2113
Portland, OR 97208
Sign up to be notified of an immediate emergency at Occupy Portland (Police/National Guard action, etc) here.
Text “PDXOccupy” to 23559 to receive emergency updates about the coming eviction.
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Recent Twitter Activity
- view Eastbound at 6th and Main #OPDX
- RT @theriaultpdx It’s like a conductor is leading the reinforcements. Or drum major. About 20 in tactical gear with HUGE batons. #opdx
- RT @SuicideGirls Lines of armed & suited riot police facing down peaceful #OccupyPDX protesters who are linking arms.
- RT @St4rbuck_ another: #Portland #Oregon Precinct info/ other police contact info: ~ #OpESR #OWS #OPDX
- RT @theriaultpdx Standoff in the intersection. Another chem/force warning for failure to leave the street #OPDX.
- Your presence is needed at Chapman Sq.! #opdx
- Incredible blog post about last’s night’s events. (via @lorion) #occupyportland #opdx